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Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm PDT
's begin with christiane amanpour. tell us what happened. >> reporter: well, diane, i just spent the last several hours with imam feisal abdul rauf of the islamic center here in manhattan. i was interviewing him when pastor jones made that statement from florida. and, he shook his head in bewilderment and gave a statement to me in which he said, "i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other. nor are we here to barter." and the imam went on to tell me that this whole issue is so sensitive because he really has to take care of sensitivities here in the united states and abroad. >> well, it was incredible you were there with the imam for this whole roller coaster. stand by.xd we want to hear about your interview today. but we do want to go for the latest strange event in this strange story to matt gutman, in gainesville, florida, where pastor jones and his small group of followers first gained attention. matt? >> reporter:
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
where to even begin. 77-year-old les is using a shopping cart to get around because he fled without his walker. >> that thing was right on top of us. >> just so hot. >> reporter: and you lived in that home how long? >> 53 years. >> reporter: the pipeline is about as old as this neighborhood, but investigators still don't know why it blew. and while search teams are in there right now looking for more possible victims, investigators from the ntsb are also on-scene to try to determine exactly what went wrong. diane? >> neal, as you know, that gas pipe was enormous, we're talking 30 inches in diameter and buried three feet under ground. the utility company, pacific gas and electric, says it is still too hot to get close. but as we said, neighbors say they knew something was wrong. mike von fremd has that part of the story. >> reporter: investigators won't know what caused this disaster until it's safe to approach the site of the blast. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. >> reporter: here's what they do know. i
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Sep 9, 2010 12:05am PDT
americans across the spectrum can agree on? or does he have more support than meepts the eye? tell us what you think on the florida page at abcnews.com. but that's our report for tonight. for all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: it's the "jimmy kimmel live" fantasy league, presented by gmc. >> hello, and welcome to the 2010 "jimmy kimmel live" fantasy league draft. and with the first pick, team simmons. >> the first pick, i'm taking my talented to chris johnson. >> bill simmons, the sports guy. that is a wildly creative nickname. >> thank you. >> the ace man is going to pick ray rice. >> all right. team kimmel, you're on the clock. >> i'll take ben roethlisberger. pittsburgh. >> so now you have roethlisberger, ocho cinco and t.o.? >> yeah. >> that's the new cast of flavor of love. >> team smoove, make your selection. >> i'm going to go with randy moss, baby. >> come on, man, i told you i wanted randy moss. >> never show your hand. ever. >> calm down. >> what? we had a deal. >> we had a deal. there are no deals. it's a draft. >> i will take brandon marshall. >> are you kidd
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Sep 8, 2010 11:35pm PDT
proportion of the translators working with u.s. forces in afghanistan can't speak the local language. a whistle blower says. is their employer defrauding america and putting lives at risk? it's a "nightline" investigation. >>> and, fighting words? with tensions high over the possible burning of the koran and fears about islam, deepak chopra weighs in. we ask him about his eyebrow-raising new book. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," september 8th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, with economic indicators, political polls continuing to bring bad news for president obama and the democrats, the president's hitting the road these dames to rally support for his agenda. the debate turns on tax cuts, transportation spending and subsidies for small business to take effect in the years ahead. but meanwhile, many americans find themselves with a more immediate consideration. cash. so, tonight, brian rooney takes us to one colorful place people go to grease the
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Sep 9, 2010 4:00am PDT
for being with us. tropical storm hermine has broken up. but it is not done wreaking havoc. >> hermine's latest chaos, tornadoes around dallas. funnel clouds landed into buildings and power lines, casting off debris and electrical sparks. >> the rain moving s moving in a northeasterly direction, toward illinois. and it will continue to clobber the area with heavy flash flooding. brad wheelis has details. >> reporter: the water rose so quickly, emergency responders used whatever means necessary to get to people in need. >> i'm so thankful they were here to save us. my boyfriend told me to get on the roof. and i did. they put me in the vest and got me across. >> reporter: residents were trapped on roofs and balconies after flash floods turned roads into rivers. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, drenched dallas austin and san antonio. 10 to 20 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. >> it's been very hard for the people that live here. and very scary for the family. >> reporter: cars were barely visible above the water. homes were islands. schools were evacuated. even p
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>> that is going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for watching. we appreciate your time. >>> tonight on "world news," on a tear. waving the koran, the president of iran hurls accusations about 9/11 and americans walk out. >>> on the record. republicans announce their plan to take back congress. >>> on the phone. as health care reform kicks in, we test your insurance company. will it really give you what the new law promises? >>> and, living on. a mother hears a heartbeat. it is one of the most moving stories we've ever seen. >>> good evening. holding a bible and his koran, accusing americans of trying to burn the truth, the president of iran made charges that were incendiary even for him today. the americans in the room at the united nations got up and walked out. president obama's earlier offer of resumed dialogue was rebuffed. so, what does this mean for the u.s. attempt to curb iran's nuclear ambitions? jake tapper was following all this drama today. good evening, jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ahmadinejad made comments promoting conspiracy theorie
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Sep 10, 2010 12:05am PDT
to use the helmet and the goggles just to shoot the pictures because of how intense the -- >> look at these cars on fire. >> the cars were burning. the homes were oning. everything was burning. green grass lawns were catching on fire because of the heat. it was amazing. >> did you see people getting out of homes, people escaping? >> it appeared to me that anybody that could get out, got out. this wasn't something where people were going to stick around and say, we're going to -- >> that's was an, evacuate immediately. >> exactly. you don't need the authorities s to tell you to leave. people were literally running for their lives. i did observe the firefighters rescue a dog out of a house. that was nice to see. at one point the firefighters actually come man -- come man deered my vehicle and took a person out that was burned, and they said, can we have your car? i said, of course, and gave them my keys to my car, and they trend somebody away and i had to find my vehicle late torii tree it. somebody -- the firefighters left it up at a command post that was five blocks away. so -- >>
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Sep 6, 2010 5:30pm PDT
on the president's newest proposals, and our jon karl is at the white house to start us off tonight. jon, here we go. >> reporter: david, democrats in congress have been practically begging the president to get out and talk more about the economy. with the campaign now in full swing, that's exactly what he's doing. talking to union workers in wisconsin, the president promised an unrelenting focus on the economy. >> i am going to keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around and put people back to work and renew the american dream. >> reporter: he came armed with a new proposal. $50 billion in new spending on transportation projects, enough, he said, to rebuild 150,000 miles of highways, 4,000 miles of railroad tracks. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. >> reporter: the plan, however, was immediately condemned by republicans in congress. "we don't need more government stimulus spending," said republican house leader john boehner. "we need to end the washington democrats' out-of-control spending spree." anticipating t
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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
way we we think search should be. >> thanks for joining us oo. have a good night. see you again in a half >>> tonight on "world news," fanning the flames. that florida pastor vowing to burn the koran on 9/11. today, the pope called on him to stop. and we ask the pastor, what would jesus do? >>> battle lines. a new poll with a surprising headline for the president. and two people with new ideas on jobs and american resilience. >>> up in flames. wildfires rage in california. >>> men, women and memory. a landmark study on aging and staying sharper longer. >>> and it's back to school. so, what's their number one wish for their new year? >>> good evening to you on this first day back from labor day. and we begin with the global array of powerful leaders, from the pope to secretary of state clinton. asking a pastor of a tiny congregation in florida to stand down, saying his threat to burn a koran just four days from now on 9/11 endangers american soldiers and misrepresents who americans really are. will militant fundamentalist terry jones heed their words? terry moran flew to florida
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Sep 8, 2010 4:00am PDT
for being with us. the president hopes to reverse his party's popularity problem today, as he outlines a new, economic plan. >> and that, of course, is a very tall order, with just eight weeks until the midterm elections. but the white house is betting a mix of tax incentives and new spending will do the trick. >> emily schmidt is joining us from washington with details on what the president will say today. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the white house says the message you'll hear today is going to be the basic economic message until the election. officials are hoping that the president can convince voters the economy's on the right track. even as recent polls show voters are increasingly worried. today in cleveland, it's round two of a washington election year fight about the economy. president obama heads to the buckeye state to outline his new plans for a fix. >> this isn't about the next 60 days or the next 90 days. this is about how do we get our economy fully back on track? >> reporter: the announcement comes in the same city where two weeks ago
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threat
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Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
happened 'to us. they could call down there. >> reporter: the cleanup will begin next week. while this is happening, the bay area air quality management district will install monitors. >> don't know what's going to happen now. i'm thinking of many things now. >> reporter: margaret sullivan was in her house. she is having a hard time sleeping at night. >> feel my body shaking. i'll be all right. i'll be all right. to be alive. >> reporter: this where is the american red cross is helpful, providing counseling to people who need it. abc-7 news. >> alan: a police chase in oakland ended with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. the chase ended up at the intersection of ignacio avenue and hide street this evening. the driver intentionally rammed a car, and the pursuit ended with the suspect slamming into a second car. the driver ran off but was caught and arrested. a woman in the second car was taken to the hospital but her injuries are minor. >>> authorities in southern california are searching for five missing adults and eight children who belong to a cult-like group. they
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Sep 24, 2010 2:05am PDT
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 state-wide elections in heavily democratic delaware. in part because he is a pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control moderate who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> very high stakes in a very small state. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
hackers, is anyone? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm meg oliver. vinita is off this morning. the president is set to reveal another new proposal to help the sagging economy. this one would use tax breaks to benefit businesses and corporations. >> but a new abc news poll released overnight shows what a daunting challenge democrats face heading into midterm elections. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with the latest numbers. >> reporter: this poll is filled with a lot of firsts. abc news/"washington post" poll that shows 92% of americans, nine out of ten of your neighbors, think this economy is in bad shape. and what's more, potentially bad news for democrats. voters seem to say they're tired of the status quo. this week, president obama is pitching a new economic plan, with the hopes of winning. >> i think yes, we can. is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> reporter: but a new poll shows more people saying about the president, no, he hasn't. for the first time, most voters, 52%, disapprove the way mr. obama is handling the
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Sep 9, 2010 2:05am PDT
is a former employee of a company that supplies translators to the u.s. saying most translators aren't doing their jobs? brian ross investigates. >> reporter: a u.s. army unit from the 173rd airborne, on patrol in afghanistan, trying to track the source of a taliban rocket attack. the mission will end in a complete failure to communicate because of one member of the team. its translator, the man on the right. a british journalist caught it all on tape. 2008, as the patrol sergeant adams uses his translator, who asks a village elder about the taliban. >> all right. asked him how it's been here. >> reporter: but the translator tells the sergeant the exact opposite thing. >> we are fine, we have no problems here. >> reporter: sergeant genevieve chase says there are plenty of good translators, but still, too many bad ones. >> people who claim to speak the language don't, and when things get a little bit complicated, they're not able to communicate effectively with the locals and get the information that we need. >> reporter: most of the army's afghan translators
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Sep 7, 2010 7:00am PDT
. this is a mexican landfall in this storm and it's a u.s. problem. we'll show you pictures of galveston this morning, of the waves breaking in that area. all the way up the texas coast. well into texas, with the problems that will be texas flooding. here's a look at the rain. look at the yellow, the heaviest rain. and the center of circulation is west of corpus christi. there has been a big move on the storm toward the north. let's show you why it's not going to go away quickly. four to eight inches of rain. from laredo to corpus christi. austin, a little south of dallas as well. big-time texas flooding. watch hermine interact with this stalled front that's north. look at oklahoma, north texas, in the hill country here. we could have a good, solid of 10, 12 inches of rain that just stays put. nothing is going to kick this out until about thursday. we'll go over all the weather patterns. and again, watching the tropics, active. there's a little wave off the coast of africa. gaston has weakened. not a lot to talk about. we'll watch them all. george? >>> we're going to go now to the wildfires in colora
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am PDT
is that he can be cited for public burning, but that's the extent of the laws that we have available to us. you know part of this country's history is people doing destructive or offensive, or harmful things and yet we still have to make sure that we're following the laws, and that's part of what i love about this country. >> you can see how sobering this is. >> sure. >> to the president. now we've had general petraeus, hillary clinton, the president, all speak trying to stop this. even as you pointed out earlier sarah palin weighing in, as well. >> as often as has been said, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean you should do it. and the fbi is concerned about this. let's bring in pierre thomas. he's been talking to the fbi overnight about this. >> reporter: robin you can add fbi officials to those who think the proposed burning of korans this weekend is provocative and potentially dangerous. an fbi official is warning that islamic radicals might attack those participating in the koran burning. and that the event may have far-reaching national and i
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Sep 10, 2010 2:05am PDT
louboutin, too. oprah: ok. i always use those for mopping. >> there was, um, there was--i mean, it got--i mean-- oprah: and so how long would you work all day? >> we'd work from 8:00 to 4:00. 8:00 to 4:00. oprah: mm-hmm. was that humbling for you? >> it was humbling. oprah: mm-hmm. ws it humiliating for you? >> yes, but that's my fault, and, you know, i didn't think about the humiliation part. i thought about, "this is what i have to do for what i've done." oprah: mm-hmm. did you think every day going to the community service, "i'm gonna work this to the best of my ability," and so every day, you're planning what you're gonna wear? > no. no. i'm in fashion. i like clothes. i'm gonna wear them, what i have, so i'm not gonna dress down to, like, "i'm a poor little, humble thing that's going off to community--" oprah: to scrub floors, to scrub floors. yeah. >> yeah. i mean, i'm just gonna dress how i dress. oprah: we'll be right back. more with naomi campbell in a moment. coming up... >> i showed up to do a job and basically collapsed. oprah: the cocaine addiction that nearly destroyed na
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Sep 11, 2010 12:05am PDT
just went home? tell us what you think at the "nightline" facebook page or "nightline" page at abcnews.com and that is our report for this friday as we pass midnight here in new york and enter the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the towers of lights are back downtown and our thoughts are with the fallen and all who love them. good night, america. jessica stroup i'm, dax shepard is here and jessica stroup >> jimmy: dax shepard is here and jessa stroup and we have music from shontelle. this week unnecessary censorship and i have a favorite new politician. >> i'm the clerk of courts and and star county commissioner in 2000 and i will not apologize for my tone tonight. i have been republican and i'm good and i have been a rep and i'm bad! >> jimmy: his name is phil davidson and there's a lot more where that came from. "jimmy kimmel live" back in two minutes. fish: see? you're on the bright side already-- green tea with citrus, sunny day. so...if it's cool with you, i'm gonna go for a quick swim. heh. be right back. [grunts] announcer: lipton--drink on the bright side. fish: hey! let
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest most decisive, clearest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the new pledge includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have all tried -- >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> no question about that. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombsh
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Sep 8, 2010 2:05am PDT
thank you all for putting a face to something that many of us really had no idea was happening in america. well, the beauty of all this is that you're not your past. you get to create from now who you want to be. and you can use your past as a way to strengthen who you want to be. so thank you for sharing your stories. and again, i want to say to everybody, if you think something strange is going on, in your house, in your neighborhood, especially when children are involved, you need to tell somebody. listen to that part of yourself that these girls listened to. and don't stop until you feel you've been heard. thank you all for watching. and remember, make your car a no phone zone. you thought i wasn't going to get it in, but i did. bye, everybody. bye, everybody. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] how would i make school a tter place? field trips to the zoo! more basketballs. soccer balls. and a museum! [ growls ] more basketballs. soccer balls! more books. yeah. like just a ton of books. [ g
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